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January 12, 2016 @ 10:45 pm by admin

Cheers to a Great Cause

Hermann Attinger, Carolee Baird, and Bob Baird (left to right) enjoy a taste of rare aged brandy.

Residents Neil and Carole Lewis of Acacia Creek Retirement Community had a unique treasured possession – a 150-year old bottle of cognac that they’d owned for 52 years. Each time the couple moved, they brought the cognac with them, knowing that someday they would find an occasion worthy of breaking the seal.

That moment happened this winter, when the Lewis’ had an inspiration: They would share the bottle with their new friends at Acacia Creek while raising money for a great cause.

On December 18, the Lewis’ partnered with resident Roger Baird to organize a tasting event in Acacia Creek’s Turkey Roost bar. Acacia Creek residents and staff were invited to try the cognac with a $10 donation. The event raised $310 for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento and $130 for the Acacia Creek Employee Appreciation Fund.

“Thanks to all participants, especially Neil and Carol for their generosity,” says Successful Aging Coach Penny Vittoria. “Fellowship and the spirit of giving were created during this once in a lifetime event.”

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